Enterprise Resource Planning/Software and Development

Completion status: this resource is ~50% complete.
Educational level: this is a tertiary (university) resource.


This is a module part of the Open Source ERP/Executive Diploma course conducted by a private university.


ERP Software Development - Just Enough Java


The objectives of this subject are:

  • To know how the software operates in running the ERP System
  • To learn just enough Java, SQL and DB to troubleshoot the ERP Software
  • To use the community to gain experience and obtain apprenticeship
  • To develop further and extend the present ERP functionalities

Learning OutcomesEdit

On completion of this subject the students shall be able to:

  • Setup an Interactive Development Environment (IDE) such as Eclipse
  • Handle the sourcecode, modify and recompile succesfully for deployment
  • Work with others in the community to shorten the learning curve
  • Debug any fault in the system and and resolve the bugs
  • Use SourceForge trackers to conduct software maintenance professionally


This subject covers the software development environment using popular open source tools. This involves debugging and modifying the software to resolve many common needs. The approach is to jump into some hands-on experience by using the SourceForge trackers to pick up real bugs and resolve them collectively with the community.

Subject DetailsEdit

Using the IDEEdit


  • Installing IDE
  • Checking Out The Source
  • Setting Classpath Properties & Other Errors
  • Using the Perspectives & Views

Using SourceForgeEdit

(15 hrs)

  • Bug Tracker
  • Features Tracker
  • Tracker Activity
  • Reading Maillist

Just Enough JavaEdit


  • Basics of Java
  • ERP Java
  • Stepping through Code
  • Latest Progress

Just Enough SQLEdit


  • Basics of SQL
  • Using DB Editor
  • Understanding PL/SQL
  • Java SQL

Solving A BugEdit

(20 hrs)

  • Choosing a Bug
  • Research the context
  • Communicate the ideas
  • Submitting for Review

Just Enough DatabaseEdit


  • Importing the Initial DB
  • Exporting DB and Versioning Rules
  • Restoring DB
  • Handling DB Instances

New FeatureEdit


  • Create or Extending Module
  • ModelValidator
  • Design Stage
  • Development Stage
  • Testing Stage
  • Documenting Stage

Main ReferenceEdit